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Hiking the Angeles: Strawberries on Strawberry Peak

The July 4th holiday weekend brought a new adventure in the form of a new hike. Continuing on the Six Pack of Peaks Challenge, I opted to attempt the hike up to Strawberry Peak beginning at the trailhead on Angeles Crest Highway and Red Box Road. The morning started off smoothly, then turned into an… Continue reading Hiking the Angeles: Strawberries on Strawberry Peak

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Capitol Reef National Park

UPDATE: Flash flooding is a possibility during the summer months. Just one week after our visit, thunderstorms in the vicinity resulted in flash flooding that rushed through Grand Wash, totaling vehicles and trapping park visitors and even a few park rangers involved in the rescue. Fortunately, everyone was able to be rescued according to KSL… Continue reading Capitol Reef National Park

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West Pinnacles

Our national park adventure continued after a beautiful morning spent at Bear Gulch on the east side of Pinnacles National Park. As California 146 does not connect the two sides of the park, we drove out of the park and headed about an hour southwest toward Soledad. After a quick stop for fuel and a… Continue reading West Pinnacles

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Hiking the Angeles: Inspiring Views at Inspiration Point

The view from Inspiration Point For a nice hike that offers up some challenging spots and good elevation gain but is also easily accessible from the Pasadena area, the Inspiration Point Interpretive Site is a great destination. Designed in the early 1900s for guests at 'The White City,' the historic Echo Mountain resort along the… Continue reading Hiking the Angeles: Inspiring Views at Inspiration Point

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Cucamonga Peak via Icehouse Canyon

Cucamonga Peak hike 2021. Views best enjoyed at 8859 feet Located in the San Bernardino National Forest not far from Mt. Baldy is Cucamonga Peak. Sitting at 8859 feet above sea level, with an elevation gain of over 4300 feet from the Icehouse Canyon trailhead, this hike is no joke. But the beauty of Icehouse… Continue reading Cucamonga Peak via Icehouse Canyon